Basic Views

Basic Views on Corporate Governance

As a telecommunications operator that provides social infrastructure, the Company has the important social mission of providing stable communications services on an ongoing basis, 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, regardless of conditions. Furthermore, as a telecommunications operator, our business derives from utilizing radio waves-an important asset shared by all citizens. Accordingly, we recognize that we have the social responsibility to address the issues society faces and seek to resolve them through telecommunications.

Attaining sustainable growth and increased corporate value over the medium to long term is essential to achieving this social mission and social responsibility. Furthermore, we strive to engage in dialogue with all our stakeholders, including customers, shareholders, business partners, employees, and local communities and work in cooperation to proactively address societal issues. In this manner, we aim to contribute to the development of a safe, secure, and truly connected society.

We recognize reinforcing corporate governance as important to achieving sustainable growth and increased corporate value over the medium to long term. Accordingly, we are in accordance with the tenets of the "Corporate Governance Code" defined by the Financial Instruments Exchange Act. While maintaining transparency and fairness, we endeavor to enhance our structures for ensuring timely and decisive decision-making.

In addition to our corporate credo and mission statement, we have formulated the "KDDI Group Philosophy," which defines perspectives, values, and code of conduct that officers and employees should share. We conduct activities to promote awareness of this philosophy throughout the Company.

By proactively adhering to Japan's Corporate Governance Code and practicing the KDDI Group Philosophy, which we consider inseparable from the standpoint of corporate management, we will endeavor to enhance corporate governance throughout the KDDI Group, including its subsidiaries, to achieve sustainable growth and increased corporate value over the medium to long term.

Reasons for Non-Compliance with the Principles of Japan's Corporate Governance Code

[Supplementary Principle 2.4.1]

For information on our efforts to promote the advancement of female employees, please see the section of Download PDF filethis report (1.7MB) entitled "III. 3. Measures to Ensure Due Respect for the Position of Stakeholders (Other)." KDDI will disclose information regarding the ensuring of the diversity of non-female employees in July 2022.

[Supplementary Principle 3.1.3]

KDDI will disclose information regarding investment in human capital and intellectual properties based on our management strategies and management issues, and so on along with the plan in July 2022.
We also endorsed the recommendations of the "Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)" in April 2021, and disclosed information in line with the TCFD recommendations in our "Download PDF fileSustainability Report 2021, (8.2MB)" which we published in September 2021, for the first time.

Adoption of Takeover Defense Measures

  • Adoption of Takeover Defense Measures
    Not adopted

Communication with shareholders and investors

KDDI places top management priority on building a trusting relationship with its shareholders and investors, ensuring value-oriented corporate management, active information disclosure, constructive dialogue and enhanced communication.

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